Global Patent Index - EP 1247248 A4

EP 1247248 A4 20100303 - SENSING SYSTEM FOR DETECTION AND CONTROL OF DEPOSITION ON PENDANT TUBES IN RECOVERY AND POWER BOILERS

Title (en)

SENSING SYSTEM FOR DETECTION AND CONTROL OF DEPOSITION ON PENDANT TUBES IN RECOVERY AND POWER BOILERS

Title (de)

DETEKTIONS-UND ÜBERWACHUNGSSYSTEM DES NIEDERSCHLAGS IN EINEM RÜCKGEWINN-ODER LEISTUNGSKESSEL

Title (fr)

SYSTEME DE DETECTION UTILISE POUR DETECTER ET SURVEILLER/CONTROLER LE DEPOT SUR DES TUBES SUSPENDUS DANS DES CHAUDIERES DE RECUPERATION ET DE PRODUCTION DE PUISSANCE

Publication

EP 1247248 A4 (EN)

Application

EP 00984364 A

Priority

  • US 0033879 W
  • US 17083999 P

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0144747A2] A system for detection and control of deposition on pendant tubes in recovery and power boilers includes one or more deposit monitoring sensors operating in infrared regions of about 4 or 8.7 microns and directly producing images of the interior of the boiler, or producing feeding signals to a data processing system for information to enable a distributed control system by which the boilers are operated to operate said boilers more efficiently. The data processing system includes an image pre-processing circuit in which a 2-D image formed by the video data input is captured, and includes a low pass filter for performing noise filtering of said video input. It also includes an image compensation system for array compensation to correct for pixel variation and dead cells, etc., and for correcting geometric distortion. An image segmentation module receives a cleaned image from the image pre-processing circuit for separating the image of the recovery boiler interior into background, pendant tubes, and deposition. It also accomplishes thresholding/clustering on gray scale/texture and makes morphological transforms to smooth regions, and identifies regions by connected components. An image-understanding unit receives a segmented image sent from the image segmentation module and matches derived regions to a 3-D model of said boiler. It derives a 3-D structure the deposition on pendant tubes in the boiler and provides the information about deposits to the plant distributed control system for more efficient operation of the plant pendant tube cleaning and operating systems.

IPC 1-7

G06K 9/00

IPC 8 full level

G01N 17/00 (2006.01); G01N 25/72 (2006.01)

CPC (source: EP)

G01N 17/008 (2013.01); G01N 25/72 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE TR

DOCDB simple family (publication)

WO 0144747 A2 20010621; WO 0144747 A3 20011206; WO 0144747 A9 20020725; AU 2099401 A 20010625; CA 2394385 A1 20010621; CA 2394385 C 20071023; EP 1247248 A2 20021009; EP 1247248 A4 20100303; US 2003021461 A1 20030130; US 2005220331 A1 20051006; US 6909816 B2 20050621; US 7437025 B2 20081014

DOCDB simple family (application)

US 0033879 W 20001214; AU 2099401 A 20001214; CA 2394385 A 20001214; EP 00984364 A 20001214; US 13708905 A 20050524; US 16827702 A 20020614